I’m so excited to share that over the last few months we’ve been busily working away behind the scenes to transform Sweet Life into an NPO: Sweet Life Diabetes Community. And now, with our new website – www.sweetlife.org.za – and our new mission and goals, we’re ready for an exciting future.
8 years of Sweet Life Diabetes Community
Since we started Sweet Life magazine in 2011, we’ve been focusing on sharing the truth that just because you’re diabetic, doesn’t mean you can’t live a happy, healthy life with diabetes. For five years, we did that as a quarterly diabetes magazine, and then we had to move entirely online… Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because we were able to focus our attention on Diabetic South Africans, the amazing community we’ve built on Facebook. Instead of just sharing information, we’re now able to have conversations with you – people with diabetes in South Africa – and find out what life is really like, and how we could work to make it better.
Now that we’re an NPO, we’re excited to start working on some ideas to improve the health and lives of people with diabetes in South Africa. You can check out our goals and our team on the About Us page here, and let us know if you feel there’s something else we should be doing: we’re here for you. The Sweet Life Diabetes Community is still focused on encouraging people to live happy, healthy lives with diabetes – we just want to reach further. We know that sharing information is helpful, but what would be even more helpful is exploring the behavioural change necessary to help people live healthier lives.
Diabetic South Africans
If you haven’t already joined Diabetic South Africans, please do. And invite others you know with diabetes to do the same. Together we can make a real difference in diabetes in South Africa.